ShakeOut 2017

October 19, 2017

It’s time for our annual ShakeOut!  No, I’m not talking about some retro-themed dance contest, I’m talking about the Great Southeast ShakeOut of 2017, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to promote ea...

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Celebrate Halloween with CCPL

October 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Whether you're looking for a scary movie or to make your own Halloween mask, the Charleston County Public Library has plenty of events to get you ready for the spookiest night of the year. There are even plenty of changes to g...

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A Short History of Philadelphia Alley

October 13, 2017

Philadelphia Alley is not the shortest or narrowest thoroughfare in the city of Charleston, but it is sufficiently small to escape the attention of many residents and tourists.  For those who have stumbled into its entrances on Queen and Cumberla...

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Finance Committee meeting on Oct. 16

October 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The CCPL Board of Trustees Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 16 in the Main Library Board Room.

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YALLFest 2017 author lineup announced

October 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The seventh edition of YALLFest, a young adult book festival, will take throughout the Holy City on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. This year, more than 70 authors – from bestsellers to newcomers – will be signin...

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Dutch Town

October 6, 2017

“Dutch Town” was a short-lived phenomenon that may have been Charleston’s first ethnic neighborhood.  It emerged in the late 1750s and its growth was fueled by the arrival of large numbers of German immigrants in the years leading up to the...

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Welcome to the new CCPL.org!

October 4, 2017

Welcome to the new CCPL.org! 

After spending most of 2017 redesigning the old website and migrating years worth of content, the Charleston County Public Library is pleased to launch its new website. What you'll find is a completely reorganized ...

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Read for the Record with CCPL

October 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Participate in the world's largest shared reading experience. This year's featured book is "Quackers" by Liz Wong. Small snacks will be provided.

 

Read for the Record
Dorchester Road Regional Library - all day
John's Isla...

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Governor’s Bridge and the Sinkhole of 2017

September 29, 2017

One of the most dramatic local effects wrought by the recent passing of Hurricane Irma was the opening of a large sinkhole on East Bay Street. According to the good folks at Charleston Water Systems (CWS), a main water pipe measuring ten inches i...

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Charleston County Public Library, government officials break ground on Baxter Patrick James Island Library

September 29, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of the Baxter Patrick James Island Library during a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 29. The 20,000-square foot...

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